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Just bought a Zojirushi indoor electric grill ...

Well, I used it for the first time yesterday. I'd salted eggplant slices, paper towels in between; didn't have time to cook that day so put everything in fridge. Next day, I didn't bother washing off salt, just brushed on some olive oil and did on the grill on high. Took a while but I like how it came out; now I see on Amazon there's another model, more expensive with 1500 watts instead of 1300 so maybe that one cooks faster?

I made eggplant parm and it did not come out salty (I tried a grilled slice plain to see if I needed to try washing off salt first).

about 7 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

My Favorite Corn Muffin Recipe

I forgot to mention: for the cornmeal, I use Bob's Red Mill, medium grind.

about 8 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

My Favorite Corn Muffin Recipe

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/0...

(from Dorie Greenspan's recipe

)

These corn muffins are great and have come out perfectly each time I've made them; everyone loves them.

I use olive oil instead of corn oil. I whisk dry ingredients but use a rubber spatula when mixing dry with wet. I also think the tops should be more golden than in this photo of SmittenKitchen's.

When I mix in the fresh corn I also mix in:

6 medium green onion, chopped finely
3 medium serrano chilis, seeds and all (not that hot when cooked in the muffin; if you're wary, use none or one) chopped finely
1 cup coarsely shredded cheddar cheese

I use an oven thermometer set at 400°. In my old oven, these took 19 minutes. In my new (used) oven, they take about 28 minutes. I have no idea why.

Great warm. If serving later, 15 or so seconds in the microwave is a good idea.

2 days ago
walker in Home Cooking

Site issues

Same thing is happening to me on my home PC; when I click on "Discussion" nothing opens up for me to type on a thread I want to start on Home Cooking.

I was able to do it on my I Pad but I prefer to type on PC.

I do have Ad Block on PC but I haven't yet figured out how to put it on my I Pad.

Why all this change?? What was "broken" before that they had to do all this???? This happens every time there's a change.

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Site Talk

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

Masha: Re: starting a new thread in Home Cooking: I tried what you said on my I Pad and it worked .. I clicked on "Post" and a box opened up for me to type on. It will not work on my home PC, where I prefer to post (touch typing, importing from a blog, etc.) I don't know why it will not work from PC, do you or anyone else know why not?

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Site Talk

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

What talent!

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What color should fresh Wild King Salmon filets be??

I was in Whole Foods in Hillsdale CA Friday and they had Wild King Salmon filets for $13.99 Lb. Great price! The lighter King is, the better for you, higher fat content. I read that when they are eating sardines and shrimp? they are lighter in color. (I didn't buy any, not in the mood for fish that day.)

Jul 27, 2014
walker in General Topics

Tuesday LUNCH - Boulevard vs Zuni vs CP Cafe plus Perbacco vs Cotogna?

The Caesar salad is THE BEST; it's so big, I split it with someone. Since you'll be alone, I'd definitely get the salad but would skip the fries .. it's a big order, they are skinny and start to get cold quickly.

I make sure the server knows I want only one course at a time; I really dislike it when they bring main before I've finished the salad. Zuni is pretty good in this department.

Jul 27, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area

When you were starting out in the kitchen what did you make?

I think it's so sad that there are very few teaching shows on Food Network now. Barefoot Contessa is good but they repeat old shows too much. I did learn a lot from them before.

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Home Cooking
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Le Creuset always scorches tomato sauce

I use a Berndes non stick (not teflon) pot and don't have these problems. I have a Le Creuset pot that I've used for braises like short ribs but I have to be careful to keep the heat on the low side. I would not use it for tomato sauce.

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Cookware

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

Masha: It must be simple for some, but not for me! When I click on "Post" it makes discussion blue with a blue line below it. I tried clicking on discussion but no box opens up for me. Help!

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Site Talk

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

PLEASE someone tell me how to start a new thread on Home Cooking; I cannot, for the life of me, figure this out. This always happens to me when they change the format on CH.

Jul 27, 2014
walker in Site Talk

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

I have bought the curried chicken salad numerous times and have never once found anything objectionable in it. (I'm easily grossed out; always pleased by this product.)

Jul 26, 2014
walker in Chains

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

How did the buns come out? Can you post the recipe, please?

Jul 25, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Just bought a Zojirushi indoor electric grill ...

Help get me started .. have you used a grill like this? Recipe for teriyaki steak or grilled prawns? Should I try chicken satay?

Jul 20, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I've made this and it came out right from the first try; love it with the apricot jam glaze on top.

Jul 20, 2014
walker in Home Cooking
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any secrets to a great tuna fish sandwich?

I think in recent times the clove flavor has gotten more pronounced.

Jul 19, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

I need advice on cooking fish

Yes, I have some of that foil; I used it for baking marinated chicken wings. So, if I broil the fish, do I turn it over to do both sides?

Jul 19, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

This cheese has really grown on me; I prefer it sliced thinly, eaten as is.

Jul 18, 2014
walker in Chains
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I need advice on cooking fish

I guess it means people can get great (according to their tastes) results using different methods. I think I won't marinate in the future.

Jul 17, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

I need advice on cooking fish

Thanks for the good advice. I'm certain the fish was fresh. It did not taste at all fishy. Maybe the stuck skin overheated. I'll skip marinade next time. What's your recipe for the sauce?

Jul 17, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

I need advice on cooking fish

I only put it in oven for 5 minutes and it was just right for me. My daughter likes a bit undercooked so one of the pieces was right for her.

I never use canola oil because of the fishy smell (w/out fish around!) but I have grapeseed oil I can use.

Jul 17, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

I need advice on cooking fish

I don't like any meats rare and don't eat raw fish. I do like barely roasted asparagus but don't like undercooked green beans.

How do I get the fishy smell out of my kitchen? I had the window open a little (I live in San Francisco near the ocean so summers are in 60's and I rarely open windows!) and ventilation on.

Jul 17, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Ny'ers 1st time itinerary. Feedback welcomed

When I first read this I thought you planned to drive to
NAPA for dinner. (I do think you're trying to squeeze too much into a day .. something I'm guilty of when I travel .. I'm trying to reform.)

Jul 16, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area

I need advice on cooking fish

I thank everyone for the help; maybe I'll eventually get the hang of it. At least I didn't ruin $20 lb salmon (it has been as high as $32 lb at this market, my favorite place to buy fish).

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Have you tried the cardamom cake from My Bombay Kitchen? (There's a thread on here about that cookbook and cake.) There are sliced almonds in it and it's easy and everyone loves it.

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What to do with a 6 lb zucchini?

This does NOT apply to giant zucchini .. I recently found this recipe on a blog .. I took a big pkg of organic zucchini from TJ and sliced them on a mandoline put the slices on paper towels and blot, let sit 20 min, blot some more.

Spray a baking sheet with Pam or spread some olive oil. Toss zucchini with some olive oil and salt. Spread out the zucchini and bake at 225 degrees for 2½ hrs, tossing now and then.

You end up with a small amount but I loved the taste.

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

I think they are fine but not as good as those they used to carry in a glass jar with a slice of lemon, they were from Turkey I believe.

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Chains

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

You've made me want to try making them; do you have a recipe you can share, please?

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I need a photo!!

Jul 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking